Double Avios on long-haul flights until 31st July – registration required, fails for some

British Airways has launched a ‘double Avios’ promotion covering both BA and American Airlines this Spring.

It is a decent deal and may even work for some leisure travellers as well as business travellers if they can pick up a bargain in the current BA sale:

you receive double Avios when you complete two long-haul return flights on BA or AA by 31st July (the list of qualifying routes is below)

you MUST register via this page at ba.com to take part – you cannot join as a new member in order to participate, oddly

flights must start in the UK or Ireland (ex-Europe bookings do not qualify)

your must have BOOKED your flight on or after 22nd April

you can fly in any cabin on any regular ticket type

you will receive the bonus on your first FOUR return trips

Registration is here.

British Airways double Avios promotion

Here are the participating routes:

British Airways to: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York JFK, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Tampa, Washington, Cancun, Mexico City, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Antigua, Bahamas (Nassau), Barbados, Bermuda, Grand Cayman, Punta Cana, Granada, Kingston, Port of Spain, Providenciales, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, Tobago, Buenos Aires, Costa Rica, Lima, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Luanda, Cairo, Accra, Nairobi, Abuja, Lagos, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Mauritius, Maldives, Bahrain, Tehran, Amman, Kuwait, Beirut, Oman, Doha, Jeddah, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Baku, Bangalore, Chennai/Madras, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Sydney, Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Seoul, Bangkok, Moscow

American Airlines to: Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York JFK, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Raleigh Durham

There is no reason not to sign up for this if you think there is a chance that you might complete two long-haul trips before the end of July.  It makes sense to register now just in case rather than forget about it – 31st July is a long way ahead.

The registration page on ba.com is here.  However, some people are having problems signing up.  My wife got the bizarre message:

Thank you, Mrs Raffles, you are now registered for this offer.  

Your registration has been unsuccessful, unfortunately you are not eligible for this offer.

Who knows if she is registered or not?!

I got this:

Thank you, Mr Raffles, you are now registered for this offer.

As you can see from the terms and conditions on the linked site, this offer is NOT targetted.  As long as your BAEC account is based in the UK or Ireland, you should be OK – contact BA with a screenshot of the rejection page if you have problems.

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Comments

  1. I received the same conflicting messages.
    (UK based, not HHA, gold card holder – so that rules out some of the conspiracy theories above)

  2. john r says:

    i got the same as your wife
    has anyone got a response from ba as to why ?

  3. Same error here..

  4. Georgina says:

    I got the same error and then rang BA. Apparently the system is generating errors for no reason and actually I am registered? I’ve asked them to email me confirmation of this. But hopefully double avios for all!

  5. Jamie O says:

    Silver here, with a HHA but only I would register. Got the same “Registered – unsuccessful, not eligible” message. Shame as I have Nairobi and Jo’burg to book and take before end of July.

  6. rams1981 says:

    I also registered with it and got the same error. I’m BA Silver so that’s not it.

  7. JamesWag says:

    Not so bothered about double base Avios, but double TPs would get me booking………?

  8. I got the error message for me and my wife. I logged a call with BA and they have said they are aware of issues, but the offer is not open to everyone. If you have not received the email inviting you to register then you will not be eligible.

  9. Norman says:

    if what GrantH says is true then out of sheer bloody mindedness i will be booking my next flights elsewhere. I have Jordan, Beirut, JNB twice, MIA, Montreal and Dubai all coming up within their offer period and can choose where to place my business, so will vote with my feet. It may in fact be quite liberating trying unfamiliar carriers for a change, I recieved the successful / unsuccesful spiel too.

  10. David G says:

    In the terms and conditions section it doesn’t suggest that this offer is by invitation only: “An Eligible Participant is a British Airways (“BA”) Executive Club member as of 22 April 2016, resident in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland, aged 18, who books and travels on a Qualifying Flight (see definition below).”

  11. What email should we use to send the screen dump? Im getting the conflicting message.
    j

  12. Nigel B says:

    I raised the error message with the EC . They advised the offer is via email invitation only.

  13. Roger says:

    Prompted by a FT reminder, I tried registering again.

    Same result: registered, unsuccessful.

  14. Rabbit says:

    I always use Chrome and it was saying page no longer available Switched to IE and got the same as others where it says you are successful but then also not eligible. LOL.